Administering System Center Configuration Manager (M20703-1)

Course Description

This 5-day course describes how to use Configuration Manager and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources. In this five-day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager. You also will learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20703-2A, helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration.

Who Should Attend:

  • This course is for experienced information technology (IT) professionals, typically described as Enterprise Desktop Administrators (EDAs). These EDAs deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium, large, and enterprise organizations. A significant portion of this audience uses, or intends to use, the latest release of Configuration Manager to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and applications.
  • This course also is for individuals who are interested in taking Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration. Courses 20703-1A & 20703-2A, or equivalent knowledge and skills, are necessary to prepare for this exam.

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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Geography & Location
Jun 21, 2021 - 5 day(s)
Jun 21, 2021
Remote Central Time Zone
AMER, Remote Central Time Zone
$2975 USD
$2975 USD
Sep 20, 2021 - 5 day(s)
Sep 20, 2021
Remote Central Time Zone
AMER, Remote Central Time Zone
$2975 USD
$2975 USD

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the features Configuration Manager and Intune include, and explain how you can use these features to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment
  • Analyze data by using queries and reports
  • Prepare a management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery, and integrating mobile-device management with Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client
  • Configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use Asset Intelligence and software metering
  • Identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content used for deployments
  • Distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems
  • Maintain software updates for PCs that Configuration Manager manages
  • Implement Endpoint Protection for managed PCs
  • Manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure compliance settings and data access for users and devices
  • Configure an operating-system deployment strategy by using Configuration Manager
  • Manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site


  1. Exploring the Configuration Manager tools
  2. Creating and running queries, Configuring boundaries and resource discovery
  3. Configuring SSRS
  4. Configuring boundaries and resource discovery
  5. Configuring user and device collections
  6. Deploying the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager client software
  7. Configuring and monitoring client status
  8. Managing client settings
  9. Configuring and managing inventory collection
  10. Configuring software metering
  11. Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence
  12. Distributing and managing content for deployments
  13. Creating and deploying applications
  14. Managing application supersedence and removal
  15. Deploying virtual applications by using Configuration Manager (Optional)
  16. Using Configuration Manager to deploy Windows Store apps
  17. Configuring the site for software updates
  18. Deploying and managing software updates
  19. Implementing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
  20. Managing compliance settings
  21. Preparing the site for operating -system deployment
  22. Deploying operating -system images for bare-metal installations
  23. Configuring role-based administration
  24. Configuring Remote Tools
  25. Maintaining a Configuration Manager site